A Northern Frontier staff member can make an incredible impact on a young boys' life. Below is a list of the various types of staff positions at camp. Some of them require specialized training and certifications but all are vital parts of a whole community. Preference is given to those who can work an entire summer season.

Northern Frontier staff make an incredibly positive and lasting impact on a boy's life. Preference and a financial bonus are given to those residential staff who can work the full summer season.

Service Crew

The Service Crew is an exchange program specifically designed for 15 year olds as a bridge between the camper and staff experiences, though no Northern Frontier experience is required. In exchange for service in the dining hall and kitchen and office, Crew members receive job training and experience, servant leadership training, outdoor adventure opportunities such as rock climbing, sailing, hiking and more. Crew members must commit to working the entirety of two full camp weeks.

  • Resident position for males
  • Minimum age: 15

Junior Counselor

Junior Counselors serve as mentors to a group of campers. Applicants must be able to work with children. Daily responsibilities include building positive relationships, leading and assisting activities, playing games, helping with cabin devotions, promoting maturity among campers, safeguarding campers physically and emotionally, and more.

  • Resident position for males
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Preferred Certifications: American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Wilderness First Aid

Collegian Counselor

Collegian Counselors serve as mentors to a group campers. Applicants must have a sincere desire to work with children and are on call 24 hours per day and 6 days per week. Daily responsibilities include building positive relationships, leading activities, playing hard, guiding cabin devotions, promoting maturity among campers, safeguarding campers physically and emotionally, and more. Each counselor will also teach or assist with one or more Northern Frontier skills based on his skill set, interests, and the needs of camp.

  • Resident position for males
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Preferred Certifications: American Red Cross Lifeguarding, NRA, AED
  • Required Certifications: Wilderness First Aid

Photographer/Videographer

The Photographers/Videographers have the special privilege of documenting summer memories for campers, their families, and staff. In order to effectively capture important moments, these staff members must be fun-loving, affable, and able to reveal their subjects in ways that tell the story of Northern Frontier. Using creative genius, they are responsible for taking, uploading, and organizing digital photos as well as producing several videos throughout the camp season. These staff members must be organized, self-motivated, technologically savvy, and able to lead or assist the camp’s Photography skill.

  • Resident position for males
  • Minimum age: 16
  • Knowledge and experience with Lightroom and Photoshop is preferred

Kitchen Crew

The Kitchen Crew fuels the fun at Northern Frontier. Literally! This behind-the-scenes crew helps with food preparation and food service for each meal. Additionally, they perform a variety of clean-up duties including sanitization of the counters and kitchen appliances. The Kitchen Crew rises early in the morning to get ready for breakfast, and finishes their work in the kitchen following the dinner meal. These individuals must be team players, safety conscious, and take pride in their service.

  • Resident position for males
  • Resident Minimum age: 16